Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

Before Father Gets Back

Sanam mama dabrundeba
Mari Gulbiani
2018 • Georgia, France, Germany • 75’

The Pankisi region is a Muslim enclave in north-eastern Georgia that lost plenty of youngsters who joined the ranks of ISIS during the Syrian war, leaving the older generations in disbelief. The director teaches film in the village of Duisi and follows the lives of two students, Evi and Iman, between teenager dreams and fundamentalist religiousness of their parents absent in Europe. They will remain united by the evocation of Chaplin.

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective